10 years after their first PTZ camera, Panasonic launches the AW-HE42
August 7, 2019

Panasonic has announced their latest full HD Integrated camera, the AW-HE42, boasting a wide range of interfaces including 3G-SDI/HDMI/IP/Gen lock. This new, integrated camera offers significant improvements in lensing, stabilization and interfacing to prior Panasonic models in this class.

The AW-HE42 is designed to produce high-quality video and offers precise control and movement, ideal for highly demanding remote productions, and for complex IMAG applications. This full HD camera with an integrated rotating base, is equipped with 3G-SDI and a variety of other output connectors. The four types of output interfaces and the genlock function supports smooth large-scale shooting with multiple cameras.

This year Panasonic is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its PTZ cameras, one that started with a traditional box camera and pan-tilt head solution in 1999.

Featuring a 1080/60p, 50p FHD output, the AW-HE42 camera offers a wide horizontal viewing angle of 65.1 degrees, along with a 20x optical zoom with virtually lossless of 30x i.Zoom. Furthermore, the AW-HE42 comes equipped with a 1/2.3-type FHD MOS sensor, and increased number of interfaces, including 3G-SDI, HDMI, IP (facilitating streaming and NDI|HX*2 support), and Gen lock for camera matching in live production. An Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) ensures that vibrations of the mounted surface caused by doors opening and closing, audio systems and other installed equipment are automatically corrected.

The Panasonic AW-HE42, in both black and white versions, is now available in the Middle East & Africa regions.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.
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